Travertine is a natural stone that has been polished until smooth and glossy. Minor hollows/shrinkage cracks and variations in colour may appear in the polished surface. While travertine requires a minimum of maintenance, treatment with a weather-proofing sealant is recommended at least once a year.
It is important to handle your table top with care and avoid setting it down hard or putting strain on the edges after the packaging has been removed.
Travertine furniture should always be handled by 2 people.
REGULAR MAINTENANCE & CLEANING
The travertine table top has been treated with a special sealant from the manufacturer, making it somewhat soil, moisture and water-resistant.
Travertine must be protected from acidic products as they can damage the surface.
Take care to remove any spilled wine, juice etc. immediately to avoid damaging the surface.
Placing objects on the table top, such as a potted plant, can cause scratches.
Do not place hot items directly on the table top.
Always wipe travertine tables down after use with a moist microfibre cloth with a little washing-up liquid, if needed.
Do not use harsh detergents on travertine, as they will damage the product.
This table requires regular maintenance. This means treatment with a sealant at least twice a year – before using the furniture in spring and before storing it away for winter. Standard sealants for natural stone, such as Aqua Mix Natural Sealer, can be used to treat the surface, thereby making the travertine more resistant to soil, grease etc.
There are several ways to properly store your furniture in autumn and winter months for maximum protection and to make spring cleaning easier.
1) It is best to store travertine furniture indoors.
2) Alternatively, it can be stored on a covered terrace, patio or carport, where it is protected from the elements.
Please note, however, that condensation can form under the furniture cover, which can cause mould and mildew. Therefore, make sure to lift the cover away from the table top to ensure proper air circulation and minimise condensation.